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Purple Shirt Campaign Features on BBC Radio Lincolnshire

MICHAEL BRADER SPEAKS TO BBC RADIO LINCOLNSHIRE ABOUT PURPLE SHIRT CAMPAIGN

Lincolnshire FA’s new purple shirt campaign for young referees was featured on BBC Radio Lincolnshire this morning (15 August), as Referee Development Officer Michael Brader spoke to Scott Dalton about the initiative and the aims behind it.

The new campaign, which will launch across youth leagues in Lincolnshire during 2019/20, aims to encourage respect from the sidelines and prevent incidents of intimidation and verbal abuse. 

The distinctive purple shirts will be issued to referees between the ages of 14 and 17, enforcing the message that the referee is a child and therefore still subject to the children’s safeguarding legislation.

Speaking to BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Michael outlined the need for respect on a matchday and described how the new purple shirt campaign aims to tackle negative attitudes and behaviours, in turn creating an improved environment for young referees to flourish. 

To listen to the interview in full, please follow the link below and skip to 1:08:25

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To learn more about the purple shirt campaign, please CLICK HERE

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